POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of driving offences following an alleged hit-and-run collision in Corfe Mullen.

A male cyclist suffered serious injuries during a collision with a car in Wimborne Road, outside the Lambs Green Inn, at 12.31pm on Sunday December 20.

The cyclist, in his 50s, is said to be in a serious condition in Poole Hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said a 22-year-old Poole man has been detained and is currently assisting officers with their inquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 20:194. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.